COVID-19 IN BHUTAN

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INFORMATION AND ADVISORIES ON COVID-19


The Royal Government of Bhutan is putting in place every measure necessary to safeguard the people of Bhutan from the COVID-19 pandemic – the Coronavirus. With our biggest assurance and comfort coming from His Majesty The King who is selflessly looking after the people, at such a difficult time, we on our part must remain united and support one another to contain the spread of the virus in our country. We have to ensure that all Bhutanese have the access to timely and correct information from the government to take all the necessary precautions.

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Important Websites


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Druk Gyalpo's Relief Kidu

Sl. No. Purpose Number
3 Druk Gyalpo's Relief Kidu 1186
4 Druk Gyalpo's Relief Kidu 1187
5 Druk Gyalpo's Relief Kidu 1188
5 Druk Gyalpo's Relief Kidu for Phuntsholing 1184

 

Emergency Helplines

Sl. No.  Purpose Number
1 Public Service Call Center 1010
2 National COVID-19 Hotline 2121
3 Health Help Center 112
4 Elderly Care/Medical Refill 6060
5 COVID-19 Task Force Phuentsholing 5555
6 Eastern COVID-19 Coordination Office, Dewathang 4141
7 Disaster Communication Helpline 999
8 Fire 110
9 Electricity 1250
10 Police 113
11 National Commission for Women and Children 1098
12 Financial Services 1255
13 Consumer Protection 1214

 

Contact the following officials assigned to provide information on screening services, quarantining, treatment and care for COVID-19 patients:

 

Sl. No. Name Numbers
1 Dr Chencho Dorji  17296890
2 Mr Rixin Jamtsho 17606984
3 Dr Kesang Dorji 77232566
4 Dr Dorji Tshering 17517821
5 Dr Phub Tshering 17280808
6 Dr Tandin Zangpo 17828860
7 Dr Ugyen Wangdi 17733500
8 Dr Tshokey 17589485
9 Dr Thinley Pelzang 77391619
10 Dr Pelden Wangchuk 17827843

 

Counseling intervention for those under quarantine and those who may have mental distress due to the current COVID-19 pandemic have been established.

 

Counselling Contact Numbers

Sl. No. Number
1 17123237
2 17123238
3 17123239
4 17123240
5 17123241

 

 

Toll free numbers of the financial institutions

Sl. No.  Institution Number
1 Financial Services – Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) 1255
2 Bank of Bhutan (BOB) 1095
3 Bhutan National Bank (BNB) 6070
4 Bhutan Development Bank (BDB) 1424
5 Tashi Bank (T-Bank) 7070
6 Druk PNB 1313
7 Bhutan Insurance Ltd. (BIL) 2011
8 Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICB) 1818
9 National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) 1039

 

 

Cable TV Operators

Sl. No. Name of Cable TV Operator Contact Person and Details
Cable Sat Club Service Mrs. Sonam Wangmo Tobgyel, 17111757/17897373/252991, cscrabten@gmail.com Phuentsholing Thromde, Chhukha
Norling Cable Service Mrs. Yangchen Lhamo, 17110826/326422, norlingcable@gmail.com Thimphu Thromde, Thimphu
Dogar Cable Service Mr. Tshewang Rinzin, 17775555, tshewangrinzin1989@gmail.com Dawakha of Dogar Gewog, Thimphu
Tshela Cable Service Mr. Tshering Norbu, 177701770, norbu@nano.com; Rinchen Wangdi, 17444333, info@tshela.tv Phuentsholing Thromde, Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog, Chhukha
Norla Cable Service Mr. Basant Gurung, 17126588, rcbasnet3@gmail.com Samkhar and Surey, Sarpang
Sigma Cable Service Mr. Tshewang Namgay and Mr. Ugyen Dorji, 17110772/77213777, sigmacablesparo@gmail.com Wangcha Gewog, Dhopshari Gewog, Doteng Gewog, Lango Gewog, Lungnyi Gewog, Shaba Gewog, Hungrel Gewog., Paro
SKD Cable Mr. Singye Dorji, 05-365243/05-365490, skdcable@gmail.com Samtse Gewog, Tashicholing Gewog, Sangacholing Gewog, Ugyentse Gewog, Norbugang Gewog, Pemaling Gewog, and Namgaycholing Gewog, Samtse
SNS Cable Service Ms. Sangay Dema, 17114439/17906935, gelephucable@gmail.com Gelephu Thromde, Sarpang
Tshering Norbu Cable Ms. Tshering Dema, 17310099, tsheringnorbucable62@gmail.com Radi Gewog, Samkhar Gewog, Bikhar Gewog, Galing Gewog, Bidung Gewog, Songhu Gewog, Trashigang
TD Cable Network Mr. Tandi Dorjee, 17637241, hoteljakarviewbum@gmail.com Tang Gewog, Ura Gewog, Choekor Mea, Bumthang
Kharung Cable Service Mr. Tashi Dhendup, 77101088, tdendup56@gmail.com Gedu town, Tala Rinchentse, Areakha, Sinchekha, Chukha
Karma Cable Mrs. Dema, 17115594/ 08-478531, sdorji1982@gmail.com Chhukha town, Wangkha, Tshimasham, Tshimalakha, Chukha
K R Cable Mr. Tenzin Thinley, 17114782 Fax: 04641254, krcable2020@gmail.com Mongar Gewog, Mongar
R G Cable Service Mr. Birkha Bdr. Chhetri, 17160331/05-371055, birbcc@gmail.com Gomtu, Samtse
Thinley Rabten Cable Service Ms. Dechen Wangmo, 17670828/ 03-521188, jigmedorji@gmail.com Town area, Trongsa
Kezang Cable Service Mr. Kelzang Dorji, 17938438, kingalingpa@gmail.com Zhemgang Tow, Dangkhar village, Zhemgang
Lekey Cable Service Mr. Thinley Tenzin, 17111801/375146, ttenzinha@gmail.com Haa Town, Katsho Gewog,Ueso Gewog, Sama Gewog, Bji Gewog, Haa
Talo Cable Service Mr. Kinley Penjor, 17122794/17684313, kunzangnado@yahoo.com Shompangkha Gewog, Sarpang
Kuenzang Cable Service Mrs. Dema, 17100005, phurba171@gmail.com Damphu town,Kikhorthang Gewog, Gorsaling Gewog, Tsolingkhar Gewog, Rangthaling Gewog, Dunglagang Gewog, Tsirang
Damnyen Cable Service Mr. Tenzin Jamtsho, 17797289, choneydorji198@gmail.com Yangste and Bumdeling Gewog, Trashiyangtse
Namsel Norbu Cable Service Mrs. Sonam Yangzom, 17936021, kelzeen@gmail.com Lhuntse town, Tamangchu , Autsho, Lhuntse
Jangchuling Cable Service Mr. Sonam Dhendup, 17821734/17777133, chimi2012cd@gmail.com Gyalposhing, Lingmithang, Mongar
Punab Cable Service Mr. Tenzin Dorji, 17111862/17848272/02-584103, dwtenzin62@gmail.com Khuruthang, Gumkarmo, Wolokha, Dzong area, Punakha
NP Cable Service Mr. Ngawang Pelzang, 17645168/17645169, tenxinsonam@gmail.com Kanglung, Trashigang
TT Cable Service Mr. Sonam Tobgay, 17396742.ttcablenconst@gmail.com Tedtsho Gewog, Gasetshog Gom, Gasethsog Wom Gewogs, Wangdue
Nakchung Cable Service Mr. Nakchung Bdr. Gurung, 17610003, gurungrajmaan@gmail.com Maewang, Ganey Gewogs

Thimphu

S C Cable Service Ms. Lhamo, 17730153/17121499, sangaykh@gmail.com Rashong, Jerichhu, Bremang, Barshong villages under Khaling Gewog, Trashigang
Etho Metho Cable Service Mrs. Dago Beda, 17623104/322809, ethomethotv@gmail.com Thimphu Thromde, Thimphu
TT cable Network Mr. Tashi Tshering, 176125763/77615763, karmatobden5@gmail.com Pelrithang, Gelephu Dungkhag, Sarpang
Tshochay Cable Service Mrs. Jangchu Lhamo, 7111571/17620142, tandorj111@gmail.com Barp and Toep Gewog, Punakha
Yoezer Cable Network Mrs. Leki Dema, 77253734, khairdorji85@gmail.com Chokhorling, Jigmeling of Dekiling Gewog,

Sarpang

Dawa Cable Service Mr. Dawa Norbu, 17414501, penjortshering1987@gmail.com Yebilabtsa and Tingtibi, Zhemgang
Tashi Rabten Cable Mrs. Kinzang, 17337477, usd-singye@yahoo.com/ kinzangdema532@gmail.com Chumey Gewog, Bumthang
Lopchan Cable TV Mr. Bijay Lopchan, 17634365/02-336241, scltktg@gmail.com Lhamoy Zingkha Gewog, Dagana
TD Metho Cable Mrs. Galem, 77622138/ 08-271531 Wangcha, Dhopshari, Doteng, Tsehto, Lango, Shaba, Lungnyi and Hungrel (Isuna, Mendi,Chuzom) Gewogs, Paro
Nima Cable Mrs. Nima Dendup, 17877780, yeshidundup17@gmail.com or nimadendupp@yahoo.com Nganglam Drungkhag, Pemagatshel
Phakpa Cable service Mrs. Ugyen Yuden, 17811616/17656525, Manager: Karma, 251374, phakpacableservice2020@gmail.com Samdrup Jongkhar Town and Deothang, S/Jongkhar
DD Cable Service Mrs. Choki Wangmo, 17653400/17873885, dorji346@gmail.com Buli Gewog, Zhemgang
Yoedsel Cable Service Mr. Roshan Gurung, 17555825/17274554, thinleytenzin27@gmail.com Chusegang Gewog, Umling Gewog and Norbuling Gewog, Sarpang
Sheja Rabsel Cable Service Ms. Pema, 17834443, pemazam36@gmail.com Langthel, Trongsa
T and T Cable Service Mr. Phuntsho Gyeltshen, 17714025/ 77785985, gyelphun@gmail.com Tseza Gewog, Dagana
Anjan and Bro Cable Service Mrs. Kikai Devi Pokhrel, 17441099 Samdrupcholing, Samdrup Jongkhar
KPJ Cable Service Mrs. Dorji Wangmo, 17632949 Naja Gewog, Paro
Dawa Cable Service Mr. Tenzin Dorji, 07-481263/ 17114819/ 77114819, tenzindorjiconst15@gmail.com Norboogang Gewog, Dechhenling Gewog, Chhoekorling, Gewog (Nganglam Drungkhag), Pema Gatshel
Leki Choden Cable Ms. Leki Choden, 17494246 Thangrong Gewog, Mongar
SD Eastern Cable Service Mr. Sonam Dukpa, 17111578/07-251056, sonamwangchuk2005@gmail.com Samdrup Jongkhar Town, Samdrup Jongkhar
CT Cable Service Mrs. Chesang Tamang, 17331992 Tsendagang Gewog, Goshi Gewog, Dagana
Deojung Cable Service Mrs. Ugyen Choden, 17130099, uchogen402@gmail.com Norboogang, Dechhenling, Chhoekorling (Ngaglam Drungkhag) Gewogs, Pema Gatshel
Damchen Cable Service Contact: 17430116 Khuruthang, Gumkarmo, Wolokha, Dzong Area, Zomlithang, Metsina/Lobesa, Punakha
Tashi Wangmo Cable Service Mrs. Tashi Wangmo, 17927230 Jomotshangkha, Samdrup Jongkhar
RC Cable Service Mr. Ram Chandra Basnet, 17126588/ 77395351/ 17722378, rcbasnet3@gmail.com Rurichhu, Kamichhu, Sathkilo, Wangduephodrang
DWT Cable Service Mr. Dorji Wangchuk, 17924800/17613922, dwangmowangchuk@gmail.com Sonamthang, Manrangdutt, Thinleygang, Galabi, and Tungkedempa of Ngangla Geowg, Zhemgang
Kuenphen Cable Service Mrs. Kencho Tshomo, 77630091, kuenphenobding30@gmail.com Nodbing of Dangchu Gewog
and Sephu Gewog, Wangduephodrang
Norbu Cable Service Mr. Tshering Norbu, 17753497,tshering1974@gmail.com Drujegang, Dagana
Mendrelgang Cable Service Mr. Tula Ram Gurung, 17842126, sangayelectronic@gmail.com Mendrelgang Gewog, Tsirang
Karma Zam Cable Service Ms. Karma Zangmo, 17667496, kzcableservices@gmail.com Thrimshing Dungkhang, Wamrong town, Wamrong LSS, Tashiste HSS, Sangmaree, Reserboo, Romzor, Moshi, Trashigang
Ugyen Sonam (Former USD) Cable Service Mr. Ugyen Phuntsho, 17614858, agromechworkshop@gmail.com Choekor Mae, Choekor Toe, Bumthang
YeshiDarjeeling Cable Service Mrs. Yeshi Choden, 17693124 Yadi, Balam and Shelrimuhng gewogs, Mongar
Kinga Cable Service Mr. Kinga, 17826577, tsheringwangdi714@gmail.com Bartsham Gewog and Ramjar Gewog, Trasgigang
Gaki Phuntsho Cable Service Mr. Sangay Choida, 16485152, gakicable@gmail.com Khamdang, Ramjar, Tongzhangtshen, Tashiyangtse
Dragon Cable Service Mr. Kinley, 77336263 Phobjikha, Gangtey, Wangduephodrang
Puen Sum Cable Service Ms. Tashi Gyem, 77245444 Drakteng and Langthel, Trongsa
Phuntsho Ngadhen Cable Service Mr. Gempo Phurba, 17855151/17889933, gempophurba@gmail.com Thrdtsho, Rubesa, Gasethog, Gom Gewogs, Wangduephodrang
Namkhai Cable Mr. Thira Bhava Gajmer, 17395420/17693007, jagadishore@gmail.com Dorokha, Samtse
Gurung Cable Service Mrs. Kharka Maya Gurung, 17416306, gurungnetwork2014@gmail.com Tendu Gewog, Samtse
Kuertop Cable Service Contact: 17642461 Autsho, Lhuentse
Tentsho Cable Service Mrs. Dechen Choden, 77475947, metenzin@gmail.com Zomlingthang, Lekithang, Pemathang of Gelephu Gewog. Sarpang
Funso Cable Service Mrs. Phuntsho Choden, 17735660/07-471187/17308696, phuntshochoden276@gmail.com Bartseri of shumar Gewog, Pema Gatshel
Techno Cable Service Mr. Indra Kumar Gurung, 17172990/06-252295, galbtn66@gmail.com Gelephu Thromde, Sarpang
DrukComm Digital Network Mr. Rinzy Dorji and Dasho Sangay Wangchuk, 17116959/334041/332742, sherab@drukcom.com Thimphu, Phunetsholing Thormde, Rakhal Dhangra, and Dhamdangra, Tphu and Pling
Tshewang Cable Service (License under suspension; to be cancelled) Mr. Tshewang Namgyel, 17110772 /77370371/77213777, namgyal_2010@yahoo.com Naja Gewog, Paro
Tangbi Cable Service Kinga Tenzin, 17433739, Chimi, 17534636, Kinga Lhamo, 77601866 Tangsibi Gewog, Trongsa
Goe Due Kuenjong Cable Service Ms. Lemo, 77109030, tnorbu161@gmail.com Chusigang Gewog and Umling Gewog, Sarpang
GG Cable Mr. Ganesh Gurung, 17634231/77808154 Chapcha Gewog, Chhukha
Lendup Yarphel Cable Service Mr. Kinley Dorji, 77376780/17943880, dorjikinley15@gmail.com Nisho and Phangyul Gewog, Wangduephodrang
Norphel Cable Service Mr. Tshewang Rinzin, 17349843/77443736, ulhadey@gmail.com Phongmey Gewog, Trashigang
Chaskhar Cable Service Mr. Karma Singye, 17576507 Chaskar Gewog, Mongar
Lekthong Cable Service Mr. Dechen Namgay, 17669900, dechengyel2010@gmail.com Yurong Gewog and Chimong Gewog, Pema Gatshel
Gaden Cable Service Mr. Lhendup Dorji, 17130637, lhendupdorji98@gmail.com Lingmithang and Gyalposhing, Mongar
Gomchen Cable Service Mr. Sonam Tshering, 17619579, gomchen@gmail.com Chokhor Toe, Bumthang
Gomdhar Cable Service Mr. Kezang Tshering 17898024/77417460, kezangtshering1234@gmail.com Gomdhar Gewog, Samdrup Jongkhar
Druk Samdhen Cable Service Mr. Tshewang Tenzin, 17667021 Metekha Gewog, Dunga Gewog, Galling Gewog, Chhukha
LT Cable Service Mr. Lungten Thsering, 17662645/17561067, ugyen_aks@yahoo.com or utsheringpmu@tourism.gov.bt Drametse Gewog, Mongar
Bishnu Cable Service Mr. Prakash Rai, 17760397, bishnucable@gmail.com Pemaling,Yoeseltse and Tashicholing Gewog, Samtse
Vajra Cable Service Mrs. Tsheltrim Dukar, 17162416/325057, dukar2002@yahoo.com Orong Gewog, Samdrup Jongkhar
Subba Cable Service Mr. Dewan Singh Subba, 77373024/17722794/17338179, rcbasant@gmail.com Singye Gewog, Sarpang
Arjun Cable Service Mr. Arjun Rai, 17451116, arjuncablecom@gmail.com Ngangtshothang Maed, Samrang Gewog., Samdrup Jongkhar
Gasa Soechu Cable Service Gasa Soechu Limited, 17654992, stzheenpheen18@gmail.com Khatoed and Khamoed Gewogs, Gasa
Sakteng Cable Service Mr. Dawa Tshering, 17534498/17342926, dawatshering13@gmail.com Sakteng Gewog

Trashigang

Jhomo Cable Service Mr.Dorji Norbu,17834943, dnorbuzz11@gmail.com Merak and Gengo Villages,Merak, Trashigang
Buddha Cable Service Mr.Sonam Wangdi,77204431, somwngdi777@gmail.com Kabjisa, Punakha
Thong Woi Gaden Cable Service Mr. Karma, Contact: 17660000 /17775555 Doonglagang, Semjong, Tsirangtoed, Phutenchu, Tsirang
Brothers Cable Service Mr. Jigme Wangchuk; 17669383; brotherscableservices@gmail.com Phangkhar and Goshing Gewogs; Rebati of Ngangla Gewog, Zhemgang

JDWNRH Teleconsultation Services During Lockdown

Sl. No. Clinical Department Number(Call 9 am – 5 pm)
1 General OPD 77119017 / 77119018
2 Medical 17841106 / 77764045
3 Pediatrics 17841100 / 77858802
4 Dermatology 17841101 / 77858803
5 Orthopedic 17841102 / 77858807
6 Psychiatry 17841103 / 77858806
7 Surgery 17841104 / 77858801
8 Gynecology and Obstetrics 17841105 / 77764042
9 Ear Nose Throat (ENT) 17841107 / 77764041
10 Ophthalmology (Eye) 77858804
11 Physiotherapy 17897233
12 Dentistry 77858805 / 17841108
13 One Stop Crisis Center (OSCC) 77119024
14 Community Health 17251396
15 Pharmacy 77119021 / 77119022
16 Dialysis, Chemotherapy, and Injection for Rabies and Antibiotics 77119026

 

Focal Persons for Domestic Violence

Sl. No.  Dzongkhag Number
1 Bumthang 17785240/ 77344593
2 Chhukha 17650245/ 77344428
3 Dagana 17476173/ 77344592
4 Gasa 17462408/ 77344751
5 Haa 17526369/ 77344573
6 Lhuentse 17655307/ 77344535
7 Mongar 77394257/ 77344683
8 Paro 17743142/ 77344566
9 Pemagatshel 17938190/ 77344702
10 Phuntsholing 17110122/ 77344787
11 Punakha 17471606/ 77344574
12 Samdrupjongkhar 17615950/ 77344712
13 Samtse 77363431/ 77344493
14 Sarpang 17918355/ 77344528
15 Thimphu 17370927/ 77344530
16 Trashigang 17887037/ 77344598
17 Trashiyangtse 17823150/ 77344603
18 Tsirang 17731023/ 77344469
19 Trongsa 17834646/ 77344590
20 Wangdue 17896725/ 77344579
21 Zhemgang 17802750/ 77344431

 

 

Bumthang Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 Bumthang Disaster Management 1387
2 Bumthang Hospital 1345
3 Ura Gewog 6065
4 Choekhor Gewog 6066
5 Chumig Gewog 6067
6 Tang Gewog 6068

 

 

Chhukha Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 COVID-19 Task Force, Phuentsholing 5555
2 Druk Gyalpo's Kidu Relief-P/ling 1184
3 COVID-19 Phuentsholing 1216
4 Chukha Dzongkhag Dessung office 1175
5 Gedu Hospital 1176

 

 

Dagana Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 COVID-19 Dagana 3133
2 Dagapela Hospital 2067
3 Lhamoi Dzingkha Dungkhag 1178

 

 

Gasa Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 COVID-19 Gasa 1181

 

 

Haa Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 Haa Hospital COVID-19 1008
2 Visitor Center, Dzongkhag Administration 1007

 

 

Lhuentse Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose/Gewog  Number
1 Lhuentse Dzongkhag COVID-19 1225, 1226
2 Gangzur 1040
3 Zarey 1041
4 Khoma 1042
5 Kurtoe 1043
6 Membi 1044
7 Minji 1045
8 Metsho 1046
9 Tshenkhar 1047

 

 

Mongar Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose/Gewog Number
1 COVID-19 Mongar 1239
2 MRRH, Mongar Hospital 1252

 

 

Paro Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 COVID-19 Task Force Paro 1060
2 COVID-19 Paro Hospital 2000
3 Paro Hospital, Olathang 1382

 

 

Punakha Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 Emergency Operation Center, Punakha COVID-19 1233
2 Punakha Hospital COVID-19 1240, 7072

 

 

Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose/Gewog  Number
1 Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag Health Sector COVID-19 1241
2 Nganglam Dungkhag 1195
3 Nganglam Hospital 1066
4 Chongshing 1071
5 Norbugang 1072
6 Chhimoong 1073
7 Khar 1074
8 Nanong 1075
9 Choekhorling 1076
10 Dechenling 1078
11 Shumar 1079
12 Dungeon 1080
13 Zobel 1379
14 Yurung 1381

 

 

Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose/Gewog  Number
1 Eastern COVID-19 Coordination Office, Dewathang 4141
2 Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag for COVID-19 1192
3 Samdrup Jongkhar Medical 1193
4 Jomotshangkha Dungkhag COVID-19 1210
5 Samdrupcholing Bangtar 1191
6 Langchenphug 1367
7 Dewathang 1368
8 Lauri 1369
9 Martshala 1370
10 Orong 1371
11 Pemathang 1372
12 Samrang 1373
13 Serthi 1374
14 Wangphu 1375
15 Gomdar 1376
16 Phuntshothang 1377

 

 

Samtse Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 COVID-19 Samtse Emergency Operation Center 1077
2 Samtse Hospital 1182
3 Gomtu Hospital 1165
4 Samtse Dzongkhag Food Supplies 7074
5 Gomtu Control Room 1189

 

 

Sarpang Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 Sarpang Task Force 2072
2 Health Centre, Gelephu 1006
3 Umling Dungkhag 2073

 

 

Thimphu Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 Essential Items Order, Thimphu Thromde 1009
2 PAY SAP, Thimphu (Online Bus and Air Ticketing, Waste Collection, and Parcel Delivery) 1218
3 Thimphu Dzongkhag covid 19 1383
4 Thimphu Dzongkhag covid 19 1384
5 Thimphu Dzongkhag covid 19 1385
6 Thimphu Dzongkhag covid 19 1386

 

 

Trongsa Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 Trongsa District Hospital 2070
2 Trongsa Dangdung Hospital 2071
3 Trongsa Control Room 2068

 

Tsirang Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 Health Related Grievances 1220
2 Druk Gyalpo Relief Kidu 1221

 

 

Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose/Gewog  Number
1 Trashi Yangtse COVID-19 1247
2 Boomdeling 1359
3 Jamkhar 1360
4 Khamdang 1361
5 Ramjar 1362
6 Toedtsho 1363
7 Yalang 1364
8 Tongmijangsa 1365
9 Yangtse 1366

 

 

Trashigang Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose/Gewog  Number
1 Trashigang Dzongkhag for COVID-19 1198
2 Trashigang Hospital 7077
3 Sakteng Dungkhag 2007
4 Sakteng Gewog 1056

 

 

Wangdue  Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 Wangdue Dzongkhag for COVID-19 1196, 1197
2 COVID-19 Wangdue Hospital, Medicine Refill Services 1172
3 COVID-19 Wangdue Hospital, Mother and Child Services 1173
4 COVID-19 Wangdue Hospital, General Medical Services 1174
5 Eusa Hospital Survelliance and Covid related queries 2186
6 Eusa Hospital(Gangtey and Phobjikha) Medical Services 2187

 

 

Zhemgang Dzongkhag Toll Free Numbers

Sl. No.  Purpose  Number
1 COVID-19 Zhemgang 2065
2 COVID-19 Panbang 2066

 

 

Embassy Contact Numbers: India

Embassy Name Person Name Position Number Email
RBE India (Delhi) Mr. Phuntsho Dukpa Minister Counsellor/Head of Chancery 7290010681 phuntshodukpa@mfa.gov.bt
RBE India (Delhi) Mr. Dolay Tshering Education Attache  9953331443 dolaytshering@mfa.gov.bt
Royal Bhutanese Consulate, Kolkata, India Ms. Sonam Pelzom Consul  9836106510 spelzom@mfa.gov.bt
Royal Bhutanese Consulate, Kolkata, India Mr. Pema Tobgay Consul 9073791733 ptobgay@mfa.gov.bt
Royal Bhutanese Consulate, Guwahati, India Mr. Sherub Phuntsho 8399988801 sherubphuntsho@mfa.gov.bt

 

 

Embassy Contact Numbers: Thailand

Sl. No. Embassy Name Person Name Position Number Email
1 RBE Thailand (Bangkok) Ms. Namgay Zangmo Head of Chancery +66 803581141 nzangmo@mfa.gov.bt
2 RBE Thailand (Bangkok) Mr. Tashi Peljor First Secretary  +66 639594911 tpeljor@mfa.gov.bt
3 RBE Thailand (Bangkok) Mr. Gembo Tshering, First Secretary +66 644268578 gtshering@mfa.gov.bt
4 RBE Thailand (Bangkok) Mr. Sonam Tobgay  Second Secretary +66 646851258, stobgay@mfa.gov.bt)

 

 

Permanent Mission of Bhutan to the UN

Embassy Name Person Name Position Number Email
 Geneva Ms. Tshering Lhadn CDA  797998547 tlhadn@mfa.gov.bt
 Geneva Mr. Rigtsal Dorji Second Secretary 792538661 rigtsaldorji@mfa.gov.bt
 New York Mr. Karma S. Tshosar Deputy Permanent Representative and Consul General +1 (929)471-4167 kstshosar@mfa.gov.bt

 

 

Kuwait, Bangladesh and Belgium

Embassy Name Person Name Position Number Email
RBE Kuwait Mr. Kuenzang Dechen Dy. Chief of Mission, +96555631458 kdechen@mfa.gov.bt
RBE Bangladesh (Dhaka) Mr. Sherab Dorji Third Secretary & Head of Chancery +8801306854191 sherabd@mfa.gov.bt
RBE Belgium (Brussels) Mr. Karma JurminThinlay Head of Chancery  +32489769206, kjthinlay@mfa.gov.bt

 

 

Quarantine Contact Numbers

Quarantine Main Focal Point- 17123182

Sl. No. Region/Dzongkhags Name Number
1 Chukha Chencho Gyeltshen 17123196
2 Paro and Thimphu Tshering Dendup 17123195
3 Pemagatshel and Sarpang Karma Thinley 17123192
4 Samtse, Mongar and Lhuentse Sonam Tshewang 17123193
5 Punakha, Wangduephodrang and Gasa Chencho Dorji 17123397
6 Tashigang and Tashiyangtse Tshering Nidup, 17123198
7 Samdrup Jonkhar Karma Chogyel 17123194
8 Haa, Dagana and Tsirang Dorji Wangchuk 17123398
9 Trongsa, Bumthang and Zhemgang Sangay Wangchuk 17123197

 

MYTH:
Digging COAL from under-neath the ground  and applying it on your forehead will prevent COVID-19.
FACT:
Applying COAL that's been dug out of the ground on your fore-head WILL NOT PROTECT you or anyone else from getting COVID-19.

MYTH:
Frequent and excessive consumption of alcohol can kill the virus and protect you from COVID-19.
FACT:
Drinking alcohol  does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be harmful for your health.

MYTH:
The quarantine process is not fair. Rich and influential people are allowed to get away with it.
FACT:
From 23rd March 2020, all Bhutanese returning from overseas are kept under mandatory quarantine irrespective of their socio-economic status.
EXCEPTION is only provided to individuals who are coming from overseas treatment or childbirth; however, they will have to remain under home quarantine.The quarantine period for both home and facility quarantine is 21 days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I drink hand sanitizer?

A: WARNING
No, it is strictly for external use and not meant for consumption. Drinking hand sanitizers could have serious health implications!

Q: Can I visit the hospital for my regular check up? (example pregnancy, diabetes and hypertension follow up or appointments, etc)

A: There is no problem in visiting health facilities for your regular follow ups. The only advice is that you should maintain good hygiene at all times.

Q: Can I travel to other places within Bhutan?

A: There is no travel restriction for any Bhutanese to travel within the country, however, we request everyone to maintain good hygiene at all times.

Q: Do we have enough ventilators for #COVID19 positive patients?

A: Yes because only about 5% of positive patients would need ventilator support.

Q: Why has the Government extended the quarantine period from initial 14 to 21 days?

A: The Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering answers, It is the highest preventive measure.
Today, the government decided to extend the quarantine period from initial 14 to 21 days. The decision was arrived at purely to align with the COVID-19 response modes we are adopting by the day.

The country is embracing highest preventive approach and as our surveillance picks up more cases from the quarantine facilities, this is one of the ways to minimise possibilities of missing out.

Although incubation period for COVID-19 ranges from 2-14 days, the average being around five days, there are reports of a few “outliers” around the world and this strategy is to pick such cases.

Having said that, we understand it must have come as a dampening news for most of you in the quarantine facilities, who eagerly waited to meet your family and loved ones upon your return to the country.

I write this note to more than 3,400 of you who are in the quarantine facilities in different districts. While I am in touch with some of you on the phone, I hope this post reaches everyone, along with the deep affection and feelings of gratitude I have for you.

Given the life we are used to, it is not easy to be confined in a room for even a day, let alone for three weeks. But this has become the necessity of the hour.

Please know your staying in that room is a great service to the nation, especially around this time when we are all working to prevent the virus from coming into the country. As grateful as we are to all the health officials and others in the frontline, the sacrifices you are making are no less.

Since we initiated the mandatory quarantine, stories that are coming out of the rooms are inspiring, displaying bravery and solidarity only expected of a Bhutanese. You have been feeding exciting updates on social media and I believe one person going live has drawn significant followers. Please keep up the spirit.

But it is not the same for everyone and should you need to consult, please call one of the counsellors we have identified. The numbers are listed below.

These are challenging times and it is not just us but the entire world that is living through this unprecedented journey. But for Bhutan, we have our biggest assurance and comfort in His Majesty The King who is selflessly looking after the people.

So when you walk out of that room at the end of 21 days, hold your head high for you have done your part in serving your King and the country. For now, along with the people of Bhutan, I will pray for your good health.

Q: What is Physical Distancing?

A: Physical Distancing refers to the act of keeping at least 1 metre or 3 feet distance between people, in order to reduce the risk of infection.

Physical Distancing is an effective way to help slow down or stop the spread of an infectious disease. The earlier the physical distancing measures are implemented, the more effective it becomes.

Q: Is COVID-19 airborne?

A: The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets may not remain in the air for long time.

To protect yourself, keep at least 1 meter distance from others and disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently. Regularly clean your hands thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

Q: For Bhutanese residing outside, whom should we contact?

A: The best point of contact for Bhutanese residing outside would be the nearest Bhutanese Embassy for all travel advisories.In Australia we do not have a Bhutanese Embassy, whom should we contact? NEED TO GET ANSWER FOR OTHERS AS WELL

Q: What documents do individuals who are screened or quarantined have to produce?

A: The system for COVID-19 patients in Bhutan requires the patients to be registered with Identity Card (Citizenship Identity Card), Special Resident Permit, Passport, Work Pass, Driving License.

Q: How do folks without these ID’s access these services?

A: Brings anything that portrays your identity

Q: What is the helpline for senior citizen on COVID-19 related matters?

A: Toll free number 6060 is exclusively dedicated to Senior Citizens ( 60 years and above)